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Iliad, Bouygues, France Telecom, Vivendi in France's second 4G auction
|16 декабря 2011|
France's telecommunications regulator Arcep said Thursday it received bids for the 800 MHz-band spectrum of 4G mobile licenses from Bouygues Telecom, Free Frequences, Orange France and SFR.The four companies, which have been already been awarded 4G mobile licenses in the 2.6 GHz band, put in applications to bid for the 800 MHz-band spectrum before the Dec. 15 deadline, said the regulator in a statement.
The results of the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.
Bouygues Telecom is co-owned by French building-to-broadcasting giant Bouygues, which holds 89.5%, and advertising group JC Decaux Holdings, with 10.5%.
Orange France is unit of France Telecom, and SFR is a unit of French entertainment-to-telecom conglomerate Vivendi.
Not yet present in the mobile telecommunications market, Free, held by French telecommunications and Internet company Iliad, is expected to launch its first mobile offers in the coming weeks.
Источник: Total Telecom